Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Haiku

 

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It's a cold winter day and I'm home ill. Lying on the sofa, looking out through a sliver of opening between the curtains, I can see our neighbor's tree, its naked branches stretching across the gray sky. And so this haiku sequence formed in my mind:

Skeletal branches
Stretch across the leaden sky
Yearning for the sun


Heavy clouds hang low
Threatening impending doom
Calm before the snow


 

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem! And the picture is fantastic. :)

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  2. Nice. Hope you're feeling better.

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  3. Thanks, Kay. The picture is a stock photo I've used in the past. I was too lazy/sick to get off the sofa to take a photo.

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  4. Thanks, Toi. I'm feeling a bit better today.

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  5. Well, it fits perfectly. And I sympathize with feeling lazy - I've been that way all month. It seems like by the time I get home at night, I'm too worn out to even want to do anything, and I always have a million things to do at night. I actually got off work a couple hours early today and am trying to make the most of it. :)

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  6. The picture and the words, beautiful :)

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  7. I adore the poem as well as the picture; kudos! ~~dru~~

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